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931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron changes command

Lt. Col. Chris W. Labrum, left, 931st Air Refueling Wing deputy commander for maintenance, passes the 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Eric Eggers, incoming 931 AMXS commander, during the 931 AMXS change of command ceremony March 6, 2016, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. This is first change of command since the 931 ARW was redesignated from a group to a wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Webb)

Lt. Col. Chris W. Labrum, left, 931st Air Refueling Wing deputy commander for maintenance, passes the 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Eric Eggers, incoming 931 AMXS commander, during the 931 AMXS change of command ceremony March 6, 2016, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. This is first change of command since the 931 ARW was redesignated from a group to a wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Webb)

Lt. Col. Chris W. Labrum, left, 931st Air Refueling Wing deputy commander for maintenance,receives the 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron guidon from Lt. Col. Vincent E. Casquejo, outgoing 931 AMXS commander, during the 931 AMXS change of command ceremony March 6, 2016, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. As 931 AMXS commander, Casquejo oversaw 166 conducting on-equipment maintenance on 63 KC-135 aircraft valued at $2.5 billion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Webb)

Lt. Col. Chris W. Labrum, left, 931st Air Refueling Wing deputy commander for maintenance,receives the 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron guidon from Lt. Col. Vincent E. Casquejo, outgoing 931 AMXS commander, during the 931 AMXS change of command ceremony March 6, 2016, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. As 931 AMXS commander, Casquejo oversaw 166 conducting on-equipment maintenance on 63 KC-135 aircraft valued at $2.5 billion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Webb)

Lt. Col. Chris W. Labrum, 931st Air Refueling Wing deputy commander for maintenance, speaks during the 931 AMXS change of command ceremony March 6, 2016, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. This ceremony marks the first transfer of command since the 931st Air Refueling Wing was redesignated from a group to a wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Webb)

Lt. Col. Chris W. Labrum, 931st Air Refueling Wing deputy commander for maintenance, speaks during the 931 AMXS change of command ceremony March 6, 2016, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. This ceremony marks the first transfer of command since the 931st Air Refueling Wing was redesignated from a group to a wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Webb)

Members of the 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron salute their new commander, Lt. Col. Eric Eggers, during the 931 AMXS change of command ceremony March 6, 2016, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. This change of command ceremony, the first since the 931st Air Refueling Wing was redesignated from a group to a wing, follows a symbolic tradition representing the official transfer of authority from one commander to the next. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Webb)

Members of the 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron salute their new commander, Lt. Col. Eric Eggers, during the 931 AMXS change of command ceremony March 6, 2016, McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. This change of command ceremony, the first since the 931st Air Refueling Wing was redesignated from a group to a wing, follows a symbolic tradition representing the official transfer of authority from one commander to the next. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Webb)

MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- The 931st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron bid farewell to, Lt. Col. Vincent Casquejo, and welcomed Lt. Col. Eric Eggers as its new commander during a change of command ceremony at Hangar 1007, March 6, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.

Casquejo took command of the unit in August 2012. Prior to taking command of the 931 AMXS, Casquejo was the commander of the 22nd Maintenance Squadron
Prior to assuming command of the 931 AMXS, Eggers was the 931st Air Refueling Group deputy commander.

Since squadron's activation in October 2009, the unit has grown from a 16-personnel unit to include more than 166 personnel who conduct on-equipment maintenance for the KC-135 Stratotanker.

In addition to ushering in new leadership, the ceremony was the first change of command for the 931 since officially becoming a wing on March 5.

After receiving the flag marking the ceremonial transfer of command, Eggers encouraged his new Airmen and told them that thanked them for the hard work, and remarked on the future of the squadron as the 931 continues to grow as a Wing.